Michigan News

Juneteenth could become a Michigan court holiday

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a statewide court holiday on Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery. The court said it will accept public comment and hold a hearing in the months ahead. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of […]

Michigan passes 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has recorded more than 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, the health department said Wednesday. The state crossed that threshold by reporting 6,079 new cases over the last two days. There have been at least 20,781 deaths in Michigan linked to […]

Ex-Detroit police chief enters governor race amid protest

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig formally announced his campaign for governor Tuesday, but not before protesters derailed his kickoff event at a state park and forced him to move. He effectively has been running for months but waited to make it official. He is among 10 Republicans, all […]

Man dies after fall from cliff in Marquette

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – A man is dead after falling from a cliff at Presque Isle Park Monday afternoon. It happened just after 1:00 p.m. on the east side of the park, just north of the observation deck. Marquette police say witnesses reported the fall and police, fire and paramedics […]

Michigan State Medical Society Urges Indoor Mask Wearing

As schools take the decision of mandatory masking into their own hands, officials with the Michigan State Medical Society said Monday that everyone should wear a face covering indoors regardless of vaccination status. To date, no statewide mask requirement exists, though more than half of Michigan’s public school students are […]